Aachen, Germany, 8 May 2019 – Grünenthal intends to realign its research and development activities. Today, the Corporate Executive Board informed the workforce about the background of the intended changes.
Brussels/Aachen, 2 May 2019 – The European Pain Federation EFIC® and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal have announced the five research projects that will receive funding as part of the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G). With a total value of €200,000, this biennial grant supports young scientists in their quest to turn creative ideas into research projects that deliver life-changing pain management approaches.
Aachen, Germany, 22 January 2019 – Grünenthal announced today that Fabian Raschke has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Corporate Executive Board. He will assume leadership of Grünenthal’s Finance and IT organisation on 1 February 2019. Fabian currently leads Grünenthal’s Group Controlling and manages over 150 employees, including Finance staff in the affiliates.
Aachen, Germany / Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 14 November, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that it has acquired the US-based pharmaceutical company Averitas Pharma, thereby extending its commercial footprint to the United States. Averitas Pharma will be commercialising the pain patch Qutenza® (8 % capsaicin) for Grünenthal in the US. Grünenthal had only recently acquired the remaining global rights, including the US rights, for the product from Acorda Therapeutics
Aachen, Germany, 30 October 2018 – Grünenthal today announced that it has agreed to acquire AstraZeneca’s European rights to Nexium and the global (ex US and Japan) rights to Vimovo for a total consideration of up to US$ 922 m (€ 811 m). Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that helps to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach in patients with gastroesophageal reflux conditions and ulcers. It has a number of indications, including the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers induced by pain-relieving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Vimovo is a fixed-dose combination tablet of naproxen, a pain-relieving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and esomeprazole, the same gastroprotective active ingredient as in Nexium.
Aachen, Germany, 28 August 2018 – Today, Grünenthal announced that the European Commission has followed the positive opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and granted Duzallo® marketing authorization for the EU/EEA. Duzallo® is a fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy that combines allopurinol and lesinurad. It is indicated for the treatment of hyperuricaemia in adult gout patients who have not been able to reach target levels of uric acid serum with a dose of allopurinol alone. Lesinurad is the first innovative uricosuric in gout treatment for over 40 years.
Aachen, Germany, 15 June 2018 – Grünenthal has qualified as one of the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe this year. After 2012 and 2013, this is the third time that Grünenthal, a science-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Germany, is being awarded in this category. National successes in Italy, Portugal and Spain were the reasons for the decision by the Great Place to Work® (GPtW®) Institute.
Aachen, Germany, June 12, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that first patients have been enrolled in two trials of the company’s pivotal phase III program investigating neridronate for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). These two trials, KF7013-02 and KF7013-04, are investigating the efficacy and safety of neridronate in 360 patients with CRPS. Neridronate, a bisphosphonate, is an innovative investigational medicine discovered and developed by Abiogen Pharma and now being further developed by Grünenthal for the US territory.
Aachen, Germany, 23 April 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that Philip Just Larsen has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Member of the Corporate Executive Board. He will assume leadership of Grünenthal’s research and development organization on 1 July 2018. Currently, Philip holds the role of Global Head of Diabetes Research and Translational Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer at Sanofi’s German Hub in Frankfurt.
Aachen, Germany and Leuven, Belgium, April 09, 2018 – Grünenthal, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’s Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3) and the Laboratory of Ion Channel Research (LICR) announced today that they have entered into a research collaboration for the development of novel non-opioid drug candidates for the treatment of painful diseases with a high unmet medical need.